Tier 2

Program overview

Tier 2 is USA Hockey’s main offering for travel hockey, built to serve a diverse population of hockey athletes at different stages of their development - from elite to advanced. The Junior Canes offer a competitive tryout-based Tier 2 program for athletes from the Triangle area and surrounding regions who have the foundation, the dedication, and the desire to develop and compete at the highest levels.

Junior Canes Tier 2 teams either compete in the SuperSeries National Showcase Hockey (NSH) Southeast Division, the Carolinas Hockey League (CHL), or in a series of independently scheduled games, all dependent upon the team's appropriate level of competition.

All 13U through 18U Tier 2 teams have the option to be National Bound in order to compete in the CAHA State Championship for the right to advance to the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Championships.

AAA Tier 1 AAA Independent 14U-16U
Tier 2 Black Tier 2 Hybrid AAA/AA, AA Independent, NSH, CHL 13U-18U
Tier 2 Red Tier 2 AA, Hybrid AA/A, A Independent, NSH, CHL 13U-18U (team option)
Tier 2 White Tier 2 A CHL

Program features

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    One-of-a-kind program structure and evaluation system to identify, develop and advance emerging talent to higher levels of hockey

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    Three on-ice sessions each week, including team practices and player development sessions

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    Innovative, age-appropriate off-ice training program focused on injury prevention, recovery and athletic development

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    Participation in league, exhibition, showcase and tournament events designed to prepare our athletes for the highest levels of competition and test our progress against the best

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    Access to expert advising to chart a path and develop an action plan for the next steps beyond youth hockey

Teams

9U MINOR BLACK

9U MINOR RED

10U MAJOR BLACK

10U MAJOR RED

9U/10U WHITE

11U MINOR BLACK

11U MINOR RED

12U MAJOR BLACK

12U MAJOR RED

13U MINOR BLACK

13U MINOR RED

14U MAJOR BLACK

14U MAJOR RED

13U/14U WHITE

15U MINOR BLACK

15U MINOR RED

16U MAJOR BLACK

16U MAJOR RED

17U/18U BLACK

17U/18U RED